Tony Popovic

Date of birth04 July 1973
Place of birthSydney
NationalityAustralian
Weight88 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

This bruising centre back had spells with Sydney United and Sanfrecce Hiroshima before deciding to make the move to London. He extended his contract at Crystal Palace to June 2006 in June 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sydney United 01 Jul 1989 00 Mar 1996
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 00 Mar 1996 18 Aug 2001
Crystal Palace 18 Aug 2001 30 Jun 2006
Al Arabi 18 Jul 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2001-02 Crystal Palace League Cup 3
2001-02 Crystal Palace League Division 1 20
2
5
2002-03 Crystal Palace FA Cup 3
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Cup 3
1
2002-03 Crystal Palace League Division 1 36
3
4
2003-04 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Division 1 34
1
10
2003-04 Crystal Palace League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2004-05 Crystal Palace Premier League 21
2
4
2005-06 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship 10
3
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs 2
1
2005-06 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Aug 2001 Leyton Orient v Crystal Palace W 2-4 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace L 4-2 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Crystal Palace v Millwall L 1-3 League Division 1
12 Sep 2001 Everton v Crystal Palace W 1-1 (5-4) League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Portsmouth v Crystal Palace L 4-2 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town W 5-0 League Division 1
22 Sep 2001 Crystal Palace v Barnsley W 1-0 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace W 1-3 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division 1
10 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace L 2-2 (1-3) League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon W 4-0 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Crystal Palace v Bradford City W 2-0 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Burnley v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2001 Crystal Palace v Norwich City W 3-2 League Division 1
31 Oct 2001 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Bradford City v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Division 1
05 Jan 2002 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2002 Stockport County v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Division 1
16 Jan 2002 Crystal Palace v Gillingham W 3-1 League Division 1
19 Jan 2002 Crystal Palace v Rotherham United W 2-0 League Division 1
29 Jan 2002 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 1-3 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Division 1
13 Aug 2002 Crystal Palace v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Crystal Palace v Portsmouth L 2-3 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Division 1
27 Aug 2002 Crystal Palace v Leicester City D 0-0 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Sep 2002 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-2 League Division 1
17 Sep 2002 Crystal Palace v Derby County L 0-1 League Division 1
21 Sep 2002 Watford v Crystal Palace D 3-3 League Division 1
25 Sep 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Sep 2002 Crystal Palace v Gillingham D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Oct 2002 Crystal Palace v Cheltenham Town W 7-0 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Stoke City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion W 5-0 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Walsall v Crystal Palace W 3-4 League Division 1
03 Nov 2002 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Division 1
06 Nov 2002 Crystal Palace v Coventry City W 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
03 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Millwall W 1-0 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Portsmouth v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 2-0 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Blackpool v Crystal Palace W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Crystal Palace v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Jan 2003 Crystal Palace v Liverpool D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Leicester City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Division 1
05 Feb 2003 Liverpool v Crystal Palace W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 2003 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 4-0 League Division 1
05 Mar 2003 Derby County v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
11 Mar 2003 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Reading v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
05 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Sheffield United D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Grimsby Town v Crystal Palace W 1-4 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Gillingham v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Aug 2003 Burnley v Crystal Palace W 2-3 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Torquay United v Crystal Palace W 1-1 (3-1) League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Crystal Palace v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Crystal Palace v Bradford City L 0-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town L 3-4 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Gillingham v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Wigan Athletic v Crystal Palace L 5-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Crystal Palace v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Walsall v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
25 Nov 2003 Stoke City v Crystal Palace W 0-1 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Crystal Palace v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division 1
03 Dec 2003 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace L 3-0 League Cup 4th round
06 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Crystal Palace L 4-1 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Reading v Crystal Palace W 0-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Crystal Palace v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace W 1-3 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Crystal Palace v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
31 Jan 2004 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace W 0-3 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 Crystal Palace v Stoke City W 6-3 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Derby County v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Crystal Palace v Gillingham W 1-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Crystal Palace v Reading D 2-2 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace L 3-2 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Crystal Palace v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 2004 Rotherham United v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Cardiff City v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Crystal Palace v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Crystal Palace v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2004 Crystal Palace v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace W 2-3 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Crystal Palace v Walsall W 1-0 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Coventry City v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Division 1
14 May 2004 Crystal Palace v Sunderland W 3-2 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2004 Sunderland v Crystal Palace L 2-1
Agg: 4-4 (5-4)
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
29 May 2004 Crystal Palace v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
14 Aug 2004 Norwich City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
21 Aug 2004 Crystal Palace v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
24 Aug 2004 Crystal Palace v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
28 Aug 2004 Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace L 2-1 Premier League
11 Sep 2004 Portsmouth v Crystal Palace L 3-1 Premier League
25 Sep 2004 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
04 Oct 2004 Crystal Palace v Fulham W 2-0 Premier League
16 Oct 2004 Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
23 Oct 2004 Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 Premier League
30 Oct 2004 Birmingham City v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
06 Nov 2004 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
13 Nov 2004 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 3-2 Premier League
20 Nov 2004 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 0-2 Premier League
27 Nov 2004 Southampton v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
05 Dec 2004 Crystal Palace v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
11 Dec 2004 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2005 Fulham v Crystal Palace L 3-1 Premier League
16 Apr 2005 Crystal Palace v Norwich City D 3-3 Premier League
20 Apr 2005 Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
23 Apr 2005 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
30 Apr 2005 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
07 May 2005 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
15 May 2005 Charlton Athletic v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
23 Aug 2005 Crystal Palace v Walsall W 3-0 League Cup 1st round
30 Nov 2005 Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 2005 Crystal Palace v Millwall D 1-1 League Championship
10 Dec 2005 Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Championship
17 Dec 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Crystal Palace L 2-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Ipswich Town v Crystal Palace W 0-2 League Championship
28 Dec 2005 Crystal Palace v Derby County W 2-0 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Watford v Crystal Palace W 1-2 League Championship
02 Jan 2006 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 2-0 League Championship
28 Jan 2006 Preston North End v Crystal Palace D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Mar 2006 Crystal Palace v Watford W 3-1 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Crystal Palace v Southampton W 2-1 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Sheffield United v Crystal Palace L 1-0 League Championship
06 May 2006 Crystal Palace v Watford L 0-3 League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
09 May 2006 Watford v Crystal Palace D 0-0
Agg: 3-0
League Championship Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Australia World Youth Cup 2
3
1992-93 Australia Olympics
1
1994-95 Australia International Friendly 6
1994-95 Australia Under-23 v A 1
1
1995-96 Australia International Friendly 5
1995-96 Australia Oceania Nations Cup 1
1995-96 Australia Trans Tasman Cup 2
1996-97 Australia FIFA World Cup 2
1996-97 Australia International Friendly 2
1996-97 Australia Simba Cup 2
1
1
1997-98 Australia International Friendly 1
1998-99 Australia International Friendly 2
1999-00 Australia International Friendly 3
1
1999-00 Australia Oceania Nations Cup 3
1
2000-01 Australia FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2000-01 Australia FIFA World Cup 5
1
5
1
2000-01 Australia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Australia International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Australia International Friendly 3
2003-04 Australia Oceania Nations Cup 2
2004-05 Australia FIFA Confederations Cup 1
2004-05 Australia International Friendly 4
1
2005-06 Australia FIFA World Cup 4
1
2005-06 Australia International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 Australia International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Jun 1991 Trinidad and Tobago v Australia W 0-2 World Youth Cup Group C
18 Jun 1991 Australia v USSR W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
20 Jun 1991 Australia v Egypt W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
26 Jun 1991 Portugal v Australia L 1-0 World Youth Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 1991 Australia v USSR L 1-1 (4-5) World Youth Cup
07 Aug 1992 Ghana v Australia L 1-0 Olympics 3rd place
22 Sep 1994 Malaysia v Australia W 0-3 U23 v A
08 Feb 1995 Australia v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1995 Australia v Colombia L 0-1 International Friendly
15 Feb 1995 Australia v Japan W 2-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 1995 Australia v Ghana W 2-1 International Friendly
21 Jun 1995 Australia v Ghana W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Jun 1995 Australia v Ghana L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Nov 1995 New Zealand v Australia D 0-0 TRANS TASMAN CUP
15 Nov 1995 Australia v New Zealand W 3-0 TRANS TASMAN CUP
10 Feb 1996 Australia v Japan L 1-4 International Friendly
14 Feb 1996 Australia v Japan W 3-0 International Friendly
25 Feb 1996 Australia v Sweden L 0-2 International Friendly
28 Feb 1996 Australia v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Scotland v Australia L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Sep 1996 Australia v Ghana W 2-0 SIMBA CUP
18 Sep 1996 South Africa v Australia L 2-0 SIMBA CUP
09 Oct 1996 Saudi Arabia v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Oct 1996 Tahiti v Australia W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Oceania
01 Nov 1996 Australia v Tahiti W 5-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP
02 Apr 1997 Hungary v Australia W 1-3 International Friendly
19 Jun 1997 Australia v Tahiti W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1
06 Jun 1998 Croatia v Australia L 7-0 International Friendly
06 Nov 1998 USA v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1999 Australia v FIFA XI W 3-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Czech Republic v Australia L 3-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay W 2-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 2000 Australia v Cook Islands W 17-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Group 1
25 Jun 2000 Vanuatu v Australia W 0-1 Oceania Nations Cup Semi-final
28 Jun 2000 Australia v New Zealand W 2-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Final
15 Nov 2000 Scotland v Australia W 0-2 International Friendly
09 Apr 2001 Australia v Tonga W 22-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
11 Apr 2001 Australia v American Samoa W 31-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
14 Apr 2001 Australia v Fiji W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
16 Apr 2001 Australia v Samoa W 11-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania group 1 1st round
30 May 2001 Mexico v Australia W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Jun 2001 Australia v France W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
07 Jun 2001 Japan v Australia L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
09 Jun 2001 Australia v Brazil W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
20 Jun 2001 New Zealand v Australia W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Oceania play-off
24 Jun 2001 Australia v New Zealand W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Oceania play-off
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia W 1-3 International Friendly
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia L 2-1 International Friendly
18 Feb 2004 Venezuela v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 2004 Australia v South Africa W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Solomon Islands v Australia W 1-5 Oceania Nations Cup Final 1st leg
12 Oct 2004 Australia v Solomon Islands W 6-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Final 2nd leg
16 Nov 2004 Australia v Norway L 1-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 South Africa v Australia D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Australia v Iraq W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2005 Australia v Indonesia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2005 Australia v New Zealand D 1-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 2005 Germany v Australia L 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Sep 2005 Australia v Solomon Islands W 7-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania
12 Nov 2005 Uruguay v Australia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
16 Nov 2005 Australia v Uruguay W 1-0 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
25 May 2006 Australia v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2006 Australia v Liechtenstein W 3-1 International Friendly
18 Jun 2006 Brazil v Australia L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Oct 2006 Australia v Paraguay D 1-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.